There's nothing worse than asking your Google Home a simple, innocent question in the morning or late at night only for it to yell at you at top volume. Because I've been hurt too many times, I now make sure to set the volume to 10 or 20 per cent before I ever ask it to tell me today's weather or how bad the traffic is. Apparently, there's been an even better fix for this all along.
If you picked up a Google Home recently, you may be wondering what it's good for besides checking the weather and playing music. Google's smart speakers may not boast as many third-party skills as Amazon's Alexa, but there's still a ton you can do.
Here's how you do it
First up, you'll need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Google Home device and then open the Google Home app. Then head to 'Home' within the app and select the settings button. Head to Night Mode and flick that sweet feature on.
Once you've got that on, you just need to edit it so it knows what times to be quiet and how quiet it needs to be. You can also edit your smart light's dimness so once it hits a certain hour, your lights will be less irritating.
Welcome to your new, Google Home yelling-free life. You can read more detailed instructions over on Google's blog.
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